Volunteer Without An Animal

No dog? No problem!

Even if you don’t have a dog or your dog isn’t suitable for therapy work, there are still many ways you can help C.A.T. achieve its mission.

From administrative work to fundraising, the assistance we receive from our non-dog volunteers is invaluable.

Below is a list of the kinds of non-dog volunteer opportunities we offer and the steps you need to take to get involved.

  • Administrative – Help C.A.T. at the office with various administrative tasks.
  • Fundraising & Special Events – C.A.T. hosts many special events throughout the year and is always in need of help with planning, setting up, soliciting donations, etc.
  • Event Committees – New committees are developing as the organization continues to grow. Having our input from our volunteers is important to us. Committees meet to brainstorm and discuss ideas for upcoming events.
  • Spotters – If you have experience with handling dogs, you may qualify to assist us at certain therapy visits that require monitoring. Spotters act as C.A.T.’s “second set of eyes” during situations that requires extra attentiveness.


Attend a C.A.T. Orientation (for humans only). Orientations are offered once a month. See Upcoming Events for future dates and registration.


Complete a Volunteer Application after attending an Orientation (application provided at Orientation).

Please note that Level II criminal background screenings are typically NOT required for non-dog volunteers unless they will be assisting at a facility or school.